The Financial Times & the Israeli Settlements, Episode CCXXI of Lebensraum On The Installment Plan. A comment by Almost Marx

Here is a picture of this Financial Times news story, about the evacuation of the Amona settler outpost.Which forcibly moves the self-entitled Israeli settlers out of the area, so that 3,000 new housing units can be built, as the in-order-to  that other settlers can move in. One wonders at the political dull witted Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett! The use of the jackboot is usually reserved for the moral/political Other.

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What is interesting about this report is that the Financial Times has not, as usual, provided a comments section. As a long time reader of the FT, I could predict the negative replies, that this news item would have generated, even bordering on the Antisemitic. This is what this lack of a comments section is about: the protection of the Financial Times’ bourgeois political respectability. Another reason might just be that the hours spent patrolling the comments section would tax the finite resources of this newspaper. A report on  Israel’s Lebensraum On The Installment Plan’ is sure to draw a significant readership, of even just the casual reader.

Almost Marx

https://www.ft.com/content/f534b2cc-e853-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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